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Subject: Re: Regarding Opera-L
From: Don <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Don <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:13:10 -0600
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I agree completely

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 2:57 PM, Paul Ferraro <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> ECCELLENTE!
>
> At least the tendency to level charges of "Nazi" appears to have abated!
>
> DonP.
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Michael McPherson
> Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:43 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Regarding Opera-L
>
>
> Steve,
>
> Excellent email — and certainly appropriate. Thank you.
>
> Michael
>
> On Mar 23, 2017, at 4:28 PM, Steve B. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> I live across the pond. I occasionally contribute if I have something
>> useful to say and I enjoy reading much of what is said. I admit I baulk at
>> the rather closed attitudes that appear suggesting that (for example) if a
>> singer hasn’t appeared at the Met then he/she is not worthy of discussion.
>> My access to Met productions is limited to audio or DVD, There are some
>> very
>> knowledgeable posters here who are a delight to read and who add to my
>> knowledge. I am now 75 and my love of opera began around the age of 7 or 8
>> so I am not ignorant by any means.
>>  The reason I am posting is this is because I have a problem. You are
>> called ‘Opera-L’. Posts appear that have little or no reference to opera.
>> When I mention that I am told ‘If you are not interested then you don’t
>> have
>> to read the post.’ That is no answer at all. With respect I have seen
>> recently posts on Judy Garland, Chuck Berry, your presidential elections,
>> in
>> fact anything that seems to come to mind. No I don’t have to read it but
>> this is Opera-L. If I go into a Fish restaurant and order red snapper and
>> get served Beef with the comment that if I don’t like it I don’t have to
>> eat
>> it then I am not happy. It’s not a complete analogy of course but it will
>> serve its purpose. Either it’s an opera chat site or it isn’t. I value it
>> greatly as that but I am puzzled as to why there seems to be no moderation
>> at work. Why is it so?
>> Steve B. England.
>>
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